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Friday, Nov 30

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Before gene-edited babies, how Chinese scientists created super-strong dogs … and autistic monkeys

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Following Chinese scientist He Jiankui's claim this week to have created the world's first genetically edited babies – twin girls Nana and Lulu – the use of the technology that made this possible has come under international scrutiny. Here…

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Fear that uproar over gene-edited babies could block science

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists working on the frontiers of medicine fear the uproar over the reported births of gene-edited babies in China could jeopardize promising research into how to alter heredity to fend off a variety of disorders.

Thursday, Nov 29

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Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle tells House of Commons he is HIV positive

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Labour's Lloyd Russell-Moyle has revealed to fellow MPs he is HIV positive during a House of Commons debate. The Kemptown and Peacehaven MP made public his status on HIV and World AIDS Day and paid tribute to the "world-class treatment" he…

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In the dark about safe sex: HIV/Aids spreads among China's elderly

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HIV and Aids infection rates are rising among elderly Chinese, due to a lack of understanding about safe sex and a reluctance to discuss it with doctors, a Shanghai-based online news outlet reported on Tuesday. “More and more elderly…

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U.S. Life Expectancy Dropped for the Third Year in a Row. Drugs and Suicide Are Partly to Blame

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U.S. life expectancy dropped in 2017 for the third consecutive year, as deaths by suicide and drug overdose continue to claim more American lives.

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Kate Middleton Was Reportedly Left in Tears After Meghan Markle's Bridesmaid Fitting

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Duchess in distress! Just days after a source told ET there's been “tension” between Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, a new report from Britain's The Telegraph highlights some of the issues between the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess…

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Kate Middleton Rises Above Rumors Of A Meghan Markle Feud

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Since Meghan Markle began dating Prince Harry, she's been compared to ― and

Wednesday, Nov 28

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This man's 'beer belly' turned out to be a 77-pound tumor

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A California man is on the mend after having a 77-pound tumor removed from his abdomen that he thought was “just” a beer belly. Hector Hernandez eventually went to the doctor this summer to get checked out. His friends teased him about his…

Scientists create 'mini placenta' organoids in a lab dish

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Scientists in Britain have succeeded in creating mini human placenta organoids which they say will transform scientific understanding of reproductive disorders such as pre-eclampsia and miscarriage. The organoids - miniature functional…

Working human placentas grown outside of the womb to help prevent miscarriage and stillbirth

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Working human placentas have been grown outside of the womb to help scientists understand why more than 300,000 pregnancies fail in Britain every year, and how to stop diseases like zika. The breakthrough gives researchers a living organ…

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Study shows mitochondrial DNA can be passed through fathers – what does this mean for genetics?

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We previously thought mitochondrial DNA could only be passed on by mothers.

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Chinese geneticist reveals another "potential" gene-edited pregnancy

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A Chinese scientist at the centre of an ethical storm over what he claims are the world's first genetically edited babies said on Wednesday he is proud of his work and revealed there was a second "potential" pregnancy as part of the…

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Chinese geneticist apologises for leak of baby-gene editing result

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A Chinese scientist at the centre of a controversy over what he claims are the world's first genetically edited children apologised on Wednesday for the result being leaked unexpectedly as he detailed his findings at a conference in Hong…

Tuesday, Nov 27

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Top 5 Holiday Scams To Watch Out For This Year

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The holiday season can be both exciting and stressful. Between parties, gift

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Outrage Over Human Gene Editing Will Fade Fast

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The consensus in the scientific community now is that human gene editing is medically dangerous and ethically wrong. The first worry is that Crispr technology, while cheap and powerful, isn’t reliable enough for use in humans. Specifically…

Honduran migrant, clutching two small children, flees tear gas

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In the shot, taken on Sunday, you can see Honduran mother Maria Meza grabbing the thin arms of her two 5-year-old twin daughters Cheili and Saira as they frantically run from a tear gas canister spewing fumes. Meza's daughter, Jamie, is…

Gene-Edited Babies Would Just Be Repeating Nature's Experiment

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This kind of thing has always ended badly in movies, but like any advance in medical technology, it could help people and it could do harm. It would be the first time scientists have changed the human germline – the genes that could be…

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Chef José Andrés Nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

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His World Central Kitchen has served meals to millions in need

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World’s First Gene-Edited Babies Could Set Genetic Science Backward, Experts Worry

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Ethicists and medical experts in the U.S. say that the use of gene editing to

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The Romaine Scare Is Actually Sort of Reassuring

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The alert not to eat romaine lettuce came just in time to foil plans some Americans might have made for a light, healthy item to add to our traditionally heavy Thanksgiving dinners. While people should take seriously the recent outbreak of…

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American professor investigated for involvement in genetically edited babies

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Rice University bioengineering professor Dr. Michael Deem is being investigated by the university for his participation in a controversial gene-editing technology used to manipulate the DNA of twins.

Q&A on scientist's bombshell claim of gene-edited babies

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Designer babies might be here sooner than anyone reckoned. A Chinese researcher who says he created gene-edited babies crossed what most scientists consider a forbidden line.

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Trendy Gifts For The Fashion Obsessed On Your 2018 Holiday List

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It isn't easy to pick out the perfect present for the person on your holiday

‘Ashamed’ Geraldo Rivera Goes Off-Script In Emotional Plea For Migrants On Fox News

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Geraldo Rivera of Fox News said he's "ashamed" by how asylum-seekers are being

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'Be wary' about prostate cancer YouTube videos, scientists warn

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YouTube videos about prostate cancer are putting patients at risk of harm because of misleading medical information, a team of researchers has claimed. Scientists from the NYU School of Medicine analysed the 150 most-viewed YouTube videos…

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Cases of rare, polio-like condition in U.S. highest since 2016

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CDC officials have said they do not know what causes acute flaccid myelitis or AFM, which affects the nervous system and triggers weakness and even paralysis in one or more limbs. In 2014, when 120 patients were diagnosed, the CDC began…

U.S. officials say tainted romaine lettuce appears to be from California

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that the source of an E.coli outbreak in the United States and Canada that has been associated with romaine lettuce appeared to be growers in the Central Coast region of California. Last…

Monday, Nov 26

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No, restaurants: It's not 'safe' to serve romaine

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a warning recently advising Americans not to eat, sell or serve romaine lettuce due to the risk of E. coli infection. But, according to reports, some restaurants are still serving…

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Chinese University 'Shocked' By Researcher’s Report of First CRISPR Gene-Edited Human Babies

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After a scientist claimed that he had produced the first human babies born after editing their genomes with a new technique called CRISPR, his university is investigating his report